Jan 13, 2012; Buffalo, NY, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Jason Pominville To Be Target Shooter in Skills Competition


If the accolades coming from his All Star team captain weren’t enough, Jason Pominville has been asked to finish off the relay event at the NHL All Star Skills competition tomorrow at the Scotia Bank Place, Ottawa, Canada.

Pominville has been selected to be the target shooter for the relay event.  He will finish Relay number 4 for Team Alfredsson in the G Skills Challenge Relay.  When the time comes, Pominville will have to hit four targets placed inside the net.  There are three points available to All Star Teams in this event, with the fastest team in each heat winning a point.  A bonus point will be awarded to the team with the fastest overall time.

The full explanation of the G Skills Challenge Relay:

G Series NHL Skills Challenge Relay

Introduced to acclaim in 2011, this event will feature 16 players from each team (two rookies, 14 All-Stars) and showcase a host of skills that include the “one-timer,” passing, puck control, stickhandling and accuracy shooting. In the “one-timer” event, three shooters (with the assistance of one passer) must score three goals over an eight-inch barrier; in the passing event, one passer must complete a pass into each of six nets placed around the rink; in the puck control event, one skater will skate through a series of cones while keeping possession of the puck; in the stickhandling event, one skater will control the puck through a series of obstacles; and in the accuracy shooting event, one player will take aim at four targets. Two groups from each team will go through the relay — one from each team in a pair of heats. Each skill must be completed before moving on to the next skill in this timed relay event worth a total of three points. The fastest team in each heat will earn one point and the team with the fastest combined time will earn one bonus point.